Body of soldier killed in Fort Stewart accident back in Arizona

Credit: Russ Bynum

Credit: Russ Bynum

The body of a 21-year-old U.S. Army soldier killed in a training accident in Georgia is back in Arizona. reports that an honor guard awaited the arrival Tuesday night of Pfc. Antonio Garcia's casket at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix.

The Peoria man's casket arrived on a Delta airliner and was placed in a white hearse.

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Garcia and two other soldiers were killed Oct. 20 at Fort Stewart when a Bradley Fighting Vehicle went off a bridge and landed upside down in water below. Three other soldiers were injured.

Gov. Doug Ducey said in a tweet Monday that Garcia "will be remembered for his commitment to duty and willingness to serve."

Meanwhile, the body of U.S. Army Sgt. Thomas Cole Walker was returned to Cleveland on Tuesday and escorted to his hometown of Conneaut by law enforcement and the Ohio Patriot Guard Riders. The Army said Walker, 22, was posthumously promoted from the rank of corporal to sergeant.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Leaf United Methodist Church in Conneaut, roughly 70 miles northeast of Cleveland.

Funeral services for Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Andrew Jenkins, 41, were held Wednesday in Bryan County, Ga.